NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Joe DioGuardi are clashing in their first debate over health care, terror trials and each other’s trustworthiness.
Gillibrand, a former House member appointed to replace former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, was pressed Friday on why she changed her position on gun control as a senator. Gillibrand had supported gun owners’ rights, but now says she’s focused on keeping illegal guns out of cities and ending gun trafficking.
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DioGuardi says that shift shows she’s inconsistent.
DioGuardi says he would repeal the health care law passed by Congress last year. Gillibrand calls it a strong bill.
Both candidates say the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks should not be tried in New York.
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